Elahe Izadi, Washington Post

Elahe Izadi

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Recent articles by Elahe:

Hannah Gadsby broke comedy. So what’s she building now?

The Australian comedian has created a structurally complex, joyous follow-up to her groundbreaking special “Nanette.” → Read More

Summer means a parade of long, sunny days, and it’s actually the worst

Most people welcome long summer days. And then there are the haters, who loathe the unending light that doesn’t give way to night until it’s almost time for bed. → Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. arrested on suspicion of forcible touching

The Oscar-winning actor, who denies wrongdoing, turned himself in to face the misdemeanor charge. → Read More

Ali Stroker makes Tony history as the first wheelchair user to win an acting award

Stroker, who won for "Oklahoma!," dedicated the prize to "every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena.” → Read More

‘Big Little Lies’ isn’t as mysterious as it used to be. But we still have 7 unanswered questions.

Sunday's premiere shows that the HBO series just has a few more puzzles to unravel. → Read More

5 things we learned about Chris Farley in the new documentary about his life and death

Farley was a comedic force who had always been uproariously funny, even as an improv amateur. → Read More

The ‘Game of Thrones’ finale didn’t answer all of our questions. Here are 13 things still bothering us.

Even though the ashes have settled on King’s Landing, audiences are still not totally satisfied with the ground covered over eight seasons of the HBO show. → Read More

The long journey of Bran Stark on ‘Game of Thrones’

Before he transformed into that weird dude at the party who announces “I’m going to go now,” Bran was a plucky Northern boy eager to become a member of the Kingsguard. → Read More

A guide to how Daenerys went from Khaleesi to Mad Queen

Still surprised by her fiery rampage at King’s Landing? Let’s go to the tapes and revisit how Daenerys got here. → Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ prophecies and visions: What has been fulfilled or broken and what’s still in play?

Throughout its eight seasons, the HBO series has included subtle and not-so-subtle hints of what’s to come. → Read More

Amy Poehler and ‘Wine Country’ stars on female friendships and what pop culture doesn’t reflect about grown women

Poehler's directorial debut taps into the inner lives of grown women and long-lasting, adult friendships, themes that Hollywood hasn't focused much on lately. → Read More

Dave Chappelle to receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Chappelle, who stands among the most lauded and oft-quoted stand-up comedians of his generation, will now add comedy's most prestigious award to his accolades. → Read More

The 12 things that are really bothering us on ‘Game of Thrones’ right now

Why is Daenerys still so bad at dragons? → Read More

Will Daenerys Targaryen turn into the ‘Mad Queen?’ ‘Game of Thrones’ wants us to believe it’s possible.

Besides, anyone who wants to the terrible job of ruling the Seven Kingdoms has to be a little crazy. → Read More

Sansa Stark should sit on the Iron Throne in 'Game of Thrones' — and it’s looking like she might

The eldest Stark sister has spent eight seasons enduring unbelievable cruelty, but she's come out of it all as a capable, stable and savvy leader. → Read More

Samantha Bee has barbs for Trump and gratitude for journalists at ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

The alternative White House correspondents' dinner featured a robot version of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a sensual, slow-jam ode to the “Grey Lady" and Robert De Niro calling the president “a relentless, unrepentant scumbag." → Read More

Comedian Ramy Youssef is still figuring out life as a Muslim millennial. So he made a show about it.

In Hulu’s “Ramy,” Youssef’s character seeks a closer connection to God, rather than a disavowal of his roots. → Read More

The big ‘Game of Thrones’ battle is coming. Which major characters are most likely to die?

The HBO series hasn't been afraid to kill off beloved characters, so let's break down who is least likely to survive the fight against the undead. → Read More

Jon Snow is Aegon Targaryen. What will he do on 'Game of Thrones' now?

HBO's "Game of Thrones" already showed viewers Jon Snow's true identity. But now he has some decisions to make. → Read More

What we know about Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary, ‘Homecoming’

Fans will get to relive her “Beychella” performance — an ode to historically black colleges and universities — and get a glimpse into what it took to make it happen. → Read More